DEWA contracts continue with $45m water projectby Adam Lane on Jan 2, 2013
In the latest in a recent series of project award announcements, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a US $45 million deal to extend a 40mm water transmission network across a number of Dubai areas.
“The main objective of the project is to enhance the efficiency of water transmission networks, and reduce water losses in transmission networks by renovating old household networks and extensions, increasing operational capacity, and increasing water flow capacity to meet the sharp demand for water in various areas of Dubai,” said DEWA CEO and MD, H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
“The project includes the laying of 450mm diameter water transmission pipes made of Glass Reinforced Epoxy at an approximate cost of AED 167 million ($45.47 million). This project will represent a new addition to water transmission networks, will support the existing networks and renovate some of it to serve consumers and enhance their satisfaction with DEWA’s services,” he added.
The project is scheduled to be completed within 26 months.
Project awards from DEWA have come thick and fast in recent months, with a $15.7 million water contract for the Palm Jumeirah, a $10 million pipe project between Al Aweer and Khawaneej, and a $55m substation deal with Mitsubishi, all announced within the last month alone.